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OCI process

charliep40

Star Member
Oct 23, 2019
64
12
Just got my status update on OCI website to processed. About employment letter you type a word document on your own and attest it just need your title employment address phone and how long you have been working . Don’t need an actual company letter.
 
 

elbarto94

Star Member
Jul 2, 2015
91
67
Toronto
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
TORONTO
NOC Code......
1122
AOR Received.
14-12-2017
LANDED..........
18-04-2018
Just got my status update on OCI website to processed. About employment letter you type a word document on your own and attest it just need your title employment address phone and how long you have been working . Don’t need an actual company letter.
Congrats! What were your timelines like? Date of acknowledgement on OCI website?
 

Leo0806

Star Member
Jun 21, 2022
62
40
Date Of Application: Nov 3rd
Type: Postal
BLS Acknowledgement: Nov 7th
BLS Status changed to Returned due to Documentation: Nov 11th
Application received: Nov 15th
Sent back (revised Date of Application): Nov 16th

So far no update on the BLS site. Is still shows the status as of Nov 11th.
Processing at Consulate: Nov 28th
 

Anakh

Member
Nov 5, 2022
13
0
I submitted application to BLS on November 10th and status got Acknowldement today and start showing in process today , After how long will i get my OCI after date of acknowldement .
 
 

Jakev

Champion Member
Sep 22, 2017
1,261
638
NOC Code......
0114 and 0125
AOR Received.
14-11-2017
I see mixed opinions on EMPLOYMENT/ WORK LETTER.
People who have already submitted their application in person can you please confirm if this was required.
Nope it wasn’t required and I submitted mine last week along with my spouse (who is also a full time employee).
 
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Jakev

Champion Member
Sep 22, 2017
1,261
638
NOC Code......
0114 and 0125
AOR Received.
14-11-2017
I took the employment letter provided by the employer on the company letterhead and the BLS person promptly returned it back to me. I would recommend to take a letter with you. If you have it in your file, they will most likely return it back to you. But if you don't have it with you when you walk-in, they will ask for it.
There is no more walk-ins atleast here at the Brampton/Toronto location effective 16 November 2022.
 

OllySyd

Hero Member
Apr 13, 2017
298
222
There is no more walk-ins atleast here at the Brampton/Toronto location effective 16 November 2022.
Has anyone taken an appointment for OCI in brampton recently.. I do not see any appointment till the end of the year.

Checked the purolator option- they are charging close to 260$ for pick up and drop ....exhorbitant rates, isnt it.
 
 

Jakev

Champion Member
Sep 22, 2017
1,261
638
NOC Code......
0114 and 0125
AOR Received.
14-11-2017
Has anyone taken an appointment for OCI in brampton recently.. I do not see any appointment till the end of the year.

Checked the purolator option- they are charging close to 260$ for pick up and drop ....exhorbitant rates, isnt it.
Like I said, I had my appointment last week - got the dates the prior week on a Friday.
 

blueboy

Hero Member
Apr 7, 2008
373
14
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
I am still a Canadian PR card holder but I have a son who was born here. I was looking to apply for PIO for him but looks like there's no option for PIO anymore. Does anyone if I can get OCI for him? Or there's no option for kids who are born here in Canada?
 

deryk.rodrigues

Star Member
Dec 11, 2020
164
54
Has anyone taken an appointment for OCI in brampton recently.. I do not see any appointment till the end of the year.

Checked the purolator option- they are charging close to 260$ for pick up and drop ....exhorbitant rates, isnt it.
I was in the same boat on Monday. Just stay on the appointment page and keep refreshing. I saw an appointment open up for Tuesday morning, booked it and submitted my docs.

IMO they can easily accommodate walkins but they are not doing it (I saw a lot of people sent back). The office was practically empty yesterday morning. There were people sitting behind the counter waiting for people to show up. I took two steps into the office and was called to a window immediately.
 

charliep40

Star Member
Oct 23, 2019
64
12
I am still a Canadian PR card holder but I have a son who was born here. I was looking to apply for PIO for him but looks like there's no option for PIO anymore. Does anyone if I can get OCI for him? Or there's no option for kids who are born here in Canada?
Yes he can get OCI even if one of the parent is of Indian origin. Just get the long form birth certificate which shows both parents name from Canadian birth registry and your marriage certificate, copy of both parents Indian passport if applicable.
 
 

sgvlead

Newbie
Sep 10, 2019
5
1
I am still a Canadian PR card holder but I have a son who was born here. I was looking to apply for PIO for him but looks like there's no option for PIO anymore. Does anyone if I can get OCI for him? Or there's no option for kids who are born here in Canada?
PIO is no longer available. You can apply OCI.
 
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Has anyone taken an appointment for OCI in brampton recently.. I do not see any appointment till the end of the year.

Checked the purolator option- they are charging close to 260$ for pick up and drop ....exhorbitant rates, isn't it.
Tip: For postal, you can mail-in using Canada Post (and only choose drop-off for return of docs). Cost me only $20 (Canada Post to BLS Ottawa) + $50 (BLS Purolator drop-off for return of docs) = $70 total :)